Patch Management: Your Biggest Ally in The War Against Cybercrime

Patch Management: Your Biggest Ally in The War Against Cybercrime

Panda Security
Published by: Research Desk Released: Jan 23, 2020

Would you believe that most of today’s security incidents could be completely avoided?

It’s true. The majority of attacks and exploits today take advantage of outdated systems and third-party applications, exploiting known vulnerabilities. Vulnerabilities for which patch updates have been available weeks, months, or even years before the breach. It’s a trend that shows no signs of slowing down: Gartner predicts that by 2020, 99% of the vulnerabilities that cause security incidents will be known before an incident takes place, meaning a timely update would be enough to stop it from happening.

Although it’s true that most incidents can be avoided by keeping systems updated, the reality is not always that simple. Many organizations struggle to keep their networks up to date due to a variety of factors, including digital transformation, an increased number of vulnerable endpoints, network complexity, decentralized management and more.

It’s no longer a question of if, it’s a question of when your organization is going to be the victim of a breach. Are you prepared to detect and respond before serious damage is done to your business? This eBook will walk you through the dangers of vulnerabilities, including the new BlueKeep vulnerability, and ways you can keep your organization safe.